AUTHORS REPRESENTED BY SALLY HOLLOWAY
BEN AMBRIDGE is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Liverpool University. His first trade book, Psychoddities, a witty but informative compilation of psychological tests and curiosities, has just been bought by Daniel Crewe at Profile Books for publication autumn 2014. Profile have world rights.
JOHNNY ACTON is the author of several books including Preserved (Kyle Cathie, 2009, 2002) ('Elegantly written' - Mail on Sunday) and The Man Who Touched the Sky (Hodder) ('A fascinating and exhilarating read' - Sir Richard Branson). He co-authored The Football Book (Dorling Kindersley, 2009) with David Goldblatt. In 2012 he and David published How To Watch The Olympics (UK: Profile; US : Riverhead),which was an Observer, Independent and Independent sports book of the year 2011.
JONNY BEARDSALL edited KARL BUSHBY's diaries (see below). He writes for the Daily Telegraph and a number of other publications, primarily about the countryside. He also does a rather fine line in recycled fur hats. See www.jonnybeardsall.com
KARL BUSHBY The former Paratrooper hit the headlines when he was arrested in Russia in April 2006, having become the first man to cross the Bering Straits from Alaska by foot. His first book, Giant Steps, in which he tells the true-life, boy's own adventure story of his ongoing record-breaking attempt to walk solo around the world, was published by Little, Brown in paperback in April 2007. 'It is an odyssey worthy of Ulysses himself, a saga fit for the old Nordic gods' - Frederick Forsyth.www.earthtrekuk.net
TOM BUTLER-BOWDON who is a passionate advocate of the 'literature of possibility', has written and compiled the 50 Self-Help, Success, Spritual, Psychology, Prosperity Classics books for Nicholas Brealey, which have been translated into 17 languages; 50 Philosophy Classics will be published in March 2013. He is also the editor of a series of self-development classics for Capstone/John Wiley, the first of which, Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, was published in April 2009. His first self-penned book, Never Too Late To be Great, in which he shows why success is rarely instant and true fulfilment comes to those who wait, was published by Virgin Books in the UK in 2012 and by White Glove in the US in 2013. www.butler-bowdon.com
PETER CHAPMAN The Financial Times journalist's Jungle Capitalists: a Story of Globalisation, Greed and Revelation was published by Canongate in the UK and, as Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World by Grove in the US ( 'If you only read a handful of non-fiction books this year, Jungle Capitalists is among your recommended five portions' - Observer.) His history of Lehman Brothers, The Last of the Imperious Rich ("thought-provoking and illuminating" - New York Times) was published by Penguin/Portfolio in spring 2012. He is currently working on a history/memoir of the England 1966 World Cup victory.
JAMES FAIRHEAD is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex, where he specialises in west Africa. For his first trade book he has uncovered the extraordinary true story from the 1830s of a ne'er-do-well American sea captain and his Pacific island captive in The Captain and the "Cannibal", to be published by Yale University Press in the US and the UK in 2014.
JAN FILOCHOWSKI is a turnaround specialist in the NHS. He is currently CEO of Great Ormond Street Hospital. His first book, Too Good To Fail?, which looks at how to spot and manage failure, will be published by Prentice Hall in June 2013.
DAVID GOLDBLATT The academic, broadcaster and Tottenham Hostspur fan's book The Ball is Round - A Global History of Football was published by Viking Penguin in the UK and by Riverhead in the US. ('Stunning - Elegant, witty, stylish and crisp. Takes football history to a new level' - Guardian) In 2012 he and Johnny Acton (see above) published How to Watch the Olympics (Profile), which was an Observer, Independent and Independent on Sunday sports book of the year. He is currently working on The Game of Our Lives, a coruscating look at the state of British football, to be published by Viking Penguin in 2013.
TIM HARFORD The Financial Times columnist and BBC Radio 4 presenter's first book, The Undercover Economist, has sold over a million copies worldwide. ('Required reading - it brings the power of economics to life' - Steven Levitt.). His second book, The Logic of Life: The Hidden Economics of Everything, has been translated into 26 languages; his most recently published book, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure, has also been published worldwide. His latest book, The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, in which he looks at macroeconomics with his usual incisive wit and insight, will be published in autumn 2013 by Little Brown in the UK and by Riverhead in the US.
RICHARD KOCH is the author of the worldwide business bestseller The 80/20 Principle. He co-wrote Superconnect (Invisible Links): The Power of Networks and How to Use Them with Greg Lockwood ('A fascinating and enriching read' - Julia Hobsbawm, Management Today). His latest book, The 80/20 Manager: Ten Ways to Become a Great Leader will be published in May 2013 by Piatkus/Little Brown as its lead business book of the year and in fall 2013 by Little Brown US. www.richardkoch.net
GREG LOCKWOOD is a networks and telecommunications expert and private equity investor. He is Canadian but lives in London. SuperConnect, co-written with Richard Koch, is his first book.
GLYN REDWORTH World expert on English and Spanish early modern history Glyn Redworth's The She-Apostle: The Extraordinary Life and Death of Luisa de Carvaja, tells the weird and wonderful story of the first female missionary since Roman times. ('A literary coup' - John Guy, Sunday Times, 'A beautifully crafted biography of a remarkable personality' - Prof. Ronald Hutton, THES.) Glyn is currently working on a biography of 'Philip the Brief' of England, better known as Philip II of Spain.
IAN ROBERTSON is Professor of Applied Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. His latest book, The Winner Effect: The Science of Success and How to Use It the rights for which have been sold around the world) was published by Bloomsbury in paperback in March 2013. www.thewinnereffect.com
DAVID WALTHAM is head of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway College, University of London. His first popular science book, Lucky Planet, on how and why the Earth is possibly uniquely life-friendly, will be published in 2014 by Icon Books in the UK and Basic Books in the US.
On behalf of the Zoe Pagnamenta Agency
ANDREW BLUM is a correspondent at Wired magazine whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New Yorker and the New York Times. His first book, TUBES: Behind the Scenes of the Internet, was published by Penguin in paperback in March 2013. ('This year's most original and stimulating "travel" book' - Independent)